The shipment was imported as basmati rice, but it turned out to be hidden with ice.

The shipment was imported as basmati rice, but it turned out to be hidden with ice.-0

The shipment was imported as basmati rice, but it turned out to be hidden with ice.

October 6, 2013 0 Comments

The Australian Customs & Border Protection (ACBPS), along with the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Department of Agriculture have uncovered a 200kg shipment of methamphetamine with a street value of up to $200 million.

The consignment was inspected by the Department of Agriculture, who identified a crystalline substance loosely distributed throughout the rice in the bags. ACBPS tested the powder, and confirmed that it was methamphetamine.

A controlled delivery of the shipment was arranged, with three people being arrested and charged.

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(Image credit: Australian Federal Police/AFP)

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